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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 4, 2019 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: 2/26/77 Dave's 29

Well, one thing for sure, this is a little different from the 86 shows I have been going through !
This was my second show, and the second release of a show I attended, if you count the Anaheim Stadium 87 DVD . I also like 77, especially the first half . AND it is a great show . Most of you know this one so only a few remarks . I'm impressed at how good it sounds . I could enjoy details I had overlooked before . On the show itself a few interesting things : besides no drum break, there really are no slow songs, no big Jerry ballad, The only quibble I might have, is that after the "Help>Slip>Frank" it is a little less "wow" . And though I like the "Eyes", the "Dancin'" seems a little anti climatic compare to what came before . I know, picky picky, . But something I never heard before, in-between "Promised Land", and "Eyes", you can hear Jerry hint at "St. Stephen" ! I love "Eyes", but Goddamn !
It is sad that the rest of the reels for the Santa Barbara show from the next night are still missing, but the "Morning Dew", "Sugar Mag.", "JBG" close the program nicely, and that Dew gives the Garcia ballad missing from the night before, and it is awesome .
As good as the release is . I still think one of the matrix, or AUD versions are also need for that bit of extra air, and the the rest of the Santa Barbara show .

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Feb 4, 2019 2:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/77 Dave's 29

Lucky Man

"The opening Terrapin (its debut) ushers in the fact that 1977 was going to bring with it an entirely new level of Grateful Dead musical exploration.

It’s a mind-blowing thought to consider what it must have been like to attend this show and have this be the opening event"

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 5, 2019 10:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 2/26/77 Dave's 29

It was more like "what's this ? ". We really didn't appreciate how good of a show it was . It sure was fun, and very different from my first one at the Shrine (10/14/76) . One thing that struck us was that they didn't really play many of their better known songs . We did get "Sugaree" . This was an intriguing band .
We were so green, it was like "Hey they played US BLUES !" Later when I became more of a Head, I didn't realize I had seen them play "Help>Slip>Frank" till I got the tape !
I know I have said some of this before .

This post was modified by Dudley Dead on 2019-02-05 18:07:23